About the Authors

Wai-Kay Seto

Affiliation Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Danny Ka-Ho Wong

Affiliation Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

James Fung

Affiliation Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Philip P. C. Ip

Affiliation Department of Pathology, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

John Chi-Hang Yuen

Affiliation Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Ivan Fan-Ngai Hung

Affiliation Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Ching-Lung Lai

Affiliations Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, State Key Laboratory for Liver Research, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Man-Fung Yuen

mfyuen@hkucc.hku.hk

Affiliations Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, State Key Laboratory for Liver Research, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Competing Interests

M.F. Yuen and J. Fung are academic editors of PLoS One. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. No competing interests exist for the remaining authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WKS DKHW MFY. Performed the experiments: JF PPCI JCHY IFNH. Analyzed the data: WKS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JF PPCI JCHY IFNH. Wrote the paper: WKS. Critical revision of manuscript: CLL MFY. Study supervision: MFY.